Don’t Miss the 2019 Tax Changes!

Country road caution sign reading CHANGE AHEAD!

Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner If you have been a little busy lately managing work, kids, or other responsibilities you may have missed a few changes to tax- and employment-related rates for 2019. Here’s a quick recap: The maximum rate per kilometer that an employee or shareholder is allowed to claim … Read more

Your December To Do List!

Written by Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Okay, I know…accounting is the farthest thing from your mind right now, but hear me out. There are just a few items that you need to take care of while you sip your glass of egg nog. If you have a business, don’t forget to take … Read more

Who Should Have a TFSA?

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA The Tax Free Saving Account (TFSA) has been around now for ten years and is pretty popular with good reason – everyone should have one. There is no tax deduction for contributions to a TFSA. The ‘tax free’ relates to any investment earned by the TFSA. It is … Read more

Tax Planning for Retirees

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner Fall always feels like a time of new beginnings and some folks take time as the days cool to consider their year-end tax planning. Retirees should examine their year-to-date income and consider whether they should take more or less funds from their registered savings accounts (RRSPs … Read more

Tax-Deductible Interest – What is eligible & what is not!

Written by:  Gwyneth James MBA CPA, CGA  Senior Partner There are many examples in income tax where the interest paid on a loan can be deducted from taxable income: mortgage interest on a rental property, loan interest on a business line of credit, and credit card interest on business credit cards, to name a few. … Read more

TFSA’s and Estates

Many Canadians have taken advantage of the Tax-Free Savings Accounts (TFSA) since their advent in 2009, but as a quick recap: they don’t reduce your taxable income when you invest in them; only the income earned on these investments is sheltered from tax. As a result, withdrawals from a TFSA are not taxable; they are … Read more

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